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O2 XDA Zest

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of O2 XDA Zest. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, but many are critical about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the O2 XDA Zest is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tech Staff (

O2 XDA Zest review


A modest smartphone at an attractive price

Decent 3MP camera ; Hold button ; HSDPA connectivity ; Wi-Fi

Underwhelming build quality

A decent smartphone in terms of connectivity, but there's little to impress elsewhere

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (

O2 Xda Zest Smartphone


O2's latest budget smartphone is aimed at Pay and Go users. Niall checks out whether the price is right.

In fact, the handset is one of the most responsive Windows Mobile handsets we've used recently thanks, no doubt, to it's speedy Marvell TavorP 624MHz processor. Screen updates are pretty much instantaneous and there's very little slow down evident even...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: admin (

O2 XDA Zest Review


Until recently the O2 XDA Zest was down to around £195, but sadly this has now risen back up to £205. That said it still provides a pretty good spec ...

Battery life, camera video performance and some of its design traits are not what you would call ideal, especially with the placement of the microSD slot, but there is still a solid product underneath. The GPS benefits from a SiRF-Star III receiver,...

Mar, 2009

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O2 - Xda Zest


The Xda is a stalwart of O2's smartphone lineup, and there have been plenty of models in the past. But the new Xda Zest has some unique factors we've not seen before from O2. Probably the ...

Nothing about the Xda Zest is novel or innovative in its own right. On the other hand this is the first PAYG Xda, and it carries itself well.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Gears (

o2 XDA Zest


The Zest is an Asus-built handset and, once out of the rather swish box, it's a jolly nice thing to hold. The shiny surfaces give the handset a polished appearance and the flat pebble syling makes it a very touchable handset. This is a fingerprint...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Steve (

O2 XDA Zest review


Don't get me wrong, it is quick, stable, and full featured, and hopefully the faults that I found are test device specific

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (

O2 Xda Zest


O2 prepay customers could be attracted to Windows Mobile for the first time.

The Zest has a good user interface, nice design, and plenty of features.

It doesn't offer any unique features compared with other Windows Mobile smartphones in the market.

O2 prepay customers could be attracted to Windows Mobile for the first time

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (

O2 Xda Zest review


O2 has been producing Xda-branded Windows Mobile smartphones for many years and the range has been very successful. However, the Xda Zest represents a departure for the company in two important respects…

The Zest has a good user interface, nice design, and plenty of features

It doesn't offer any unique features compared with other Windows Mobile smartphones in the market

O2 prepay customers could be attracted to Windows Mobile for the first time.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (

O2 Zest


The Zest is a Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone and comes with a 2.8-inch TFT screen and features Wi-Fi, HSDPA and GPS. It's also got a 3 megapixel camera and an MP3 player and an FM radio. O2 Zest is tagged with O2, mobile phone and Smartphone. Select a...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Andy Betts (

Review: O2 Xda Zest


O2's Xda range of PDAs has been going strong for as long as Windows Mobile itself has. The company has always been a real contender. Most of its devices are made by HTC and available in other guises from other operators or SIM free. Not the Zest,...

On the other hand, to counter this great plus point is the fact that the microSD card slot, which you'll need to use to build on the provided memory, is under the battery. We find this most unsatisfactory as it means that every time you want to copy...


Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Marvell
Processor Number:TAVORP


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in / No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:Windows Mobile 6
Operator:O2 / Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email:No / Yes


Processor Brand:Marvell
Processor Number:TAVORP
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